Qualification system for IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will combine entry standards and invitations based on performance lists

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has published the qualification standards for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.

Like in Portland last year, the 2018 event – which will take place at Arena Birmingham from March 1-4 – will feature straight finals for the high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump and shot put.

In the high jump and pole vault, 12 athletes will start in each event, while in the long jump, triple jump and shot put, 16 athletes will start in each event, with entries to be determined by a combination of entry standards and ranking.

The women’s 3000m will also be held as straight final. Twelve athletes will be invited to compete in the heptathlon and pentathlon events.

The 60m standards are 6.63 for men and 7.30 for women, compared to 6.65 and 7.32 respectively for Portland 2016. The shot put marks are 20.80m for men and 18.20m for women, compared to 20.50m and 18.10m respectively for Portland.

The standards are also tougher for the 3000m, with indoor marks of 7:52.00 for men and 8:50.00 for women.

UK Athletics will publish its own standards in due course and it is up to member federations to select athletes from those qualified.

Women (indoor/outdoor)EventMen (indoor/outdoor)
7.30/11.15 (100m)60m6.63/10.10 (100m)
2:02.00/1:58.00 800m1:46.50/1:44.00
4:11.00 or
4:28.50 mile/4:02.00
1500m3:39.50 or
3:55.00 mile/3:33.00
8:50.00/8:28.00 or
14:45.00 5000m
3000m7:52.00/7:40.00 or
13:10.00 5000m
8.14/12.80 (100mH)60m hurdles7.70/13.40
1.97High jump2.33
4.71Pole vault5.78
6.76Long jump8.19
14.30Triple jump17.05
18.20Shot put20.80

The full IAAF entry rules and standards document can be found here.

The qualification period for all events except the combined events began on January 1, 2017, and will run through until midnight (Monaco time) on February 19, 2018.

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